The fortnight's not getting any easier
I don't complain much but the black colour scheme of the blog is really reflecting how I'm feeling at the moment on so many levels:
I can't wait for Miss. Tosh to return home tomorrow but what a horrible two weeks we've had. It doesn't get easier.
I still don't know what I'll be doing next year, although I'm in the happy position of having some choices, I think. Worse, though, on a practical level, is that time is becoming very short. After an admin hitch I am afraid that I won't be able to make it to Lanzarote next week for the podcasting eTwinning camp - there are simply no flights left that don't involve 15 hours of travel and lengthy stop overs on airport sofas. At the moment time at home is more valuable than spending a week waiting in airports. I am gutted, though, that this looks like an opportunity I'll have to pass up.
The Mac has ceased to be and is currently undergoing rescue treatment - we've got the information off the hard disk but I can realistically access very little of it without an elaborate collection of USB and firewire cables linking it to a life support Mac. Address book is not available yet, nor are my emails to do lists, nor are the 20 or so actionable emails that had to be dealt with. If you're reading this waiting for something from me please get back in touch. Please don't bother with jibes about backing up. Most of it is on DVDs but it doesn't make up for having system-deep information that makes Web 2.0 stuff tick. And work first time.
Finally, NetNewsWire has lost its subscriptions somewhere deep in the system. Next week I should get all that back, but missing three weeks in the blogosphere means I haven't a clue what's going on. I have ceased thinking, in fact, about the bigger picture. Not good. A summary would be welcome if someone has the will and the time.
If you have positive vibes to send over the blog now would be a good time.
Thankfully, the kids at Firrhill High School in Edinburgh have made my month with their efforts today in creating their podcast. We'll have it up on Tuesday some time. Give them a good vibe or two, as well. They deserve it.